If you have been a Purdue fan as along as I have you might remember the name Eric Hunter. He was a versatile quarterback who started quite a few games at Purdue in the early 90s under Fred Akers and Jim Colletto. He eventually passed for 5,598 yards and 33 touchdowns while rushing for 386 yards and 12 more scores. Things then did not go so well for him:
Hunter, who played for Purdue from 1989 to '92, had been charged with residential entry and resisting law enforcement, Class D felonies.
Police say that on Feb. 17, while people were sleeping, Hunter entered a dorm room at 4:30 a.m. brandishing a knife and talking to himself. He eventually proclaimed he was Jesus Christ and on a mission from God.
After he was arrested by Purdue police, he was taken to Wabash Valley Hospital, a psychiatric-care facility. He escaped and was apprehended about an hour later.
Well, that name is back in the news for Purdue, as today Matt Painter offered 2018 guard prospect Eric Hunter from Indianapolis Tindley:
Seriously though, Hunter looks like a pretty good prospect and one of the top 2018 guards in Indiana behind Romeo Langford. We should go all out on Langford, but Hunter is not a bad option to go with Robert Phinisee, either. Rivals lists him as a 3-star prospect with interest from Xavier, Indiana, and Butler.